Southwest challenged engine maker over speed of safety checks

By Tim Hepher and David Shepardson Undated, Apr 20 : Southwest Airlines Co clashed with engine-maker CFM over the timing and cost of proposed inspections after a 2016 engine accident, months before the explosion this week of a similar engine on a Southwest jet that led to the death of a passenger, public documents showed. […]

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

By Alwyn Scott and Alana Wise Undated, Apr 19 : The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The order, called an […]

One dead after engine failure forces Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia

By Mark Makela PHILADELPHIA, Apr 18 : A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines Co with 148 people aboard made an emergency landing on Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport after suffering engine failure, and one person died, according to the airline and U.S. officials. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt told a briefing that one death had […]

Republican Pennsylvania congressman bows out of re-election bid, boosting Democrat hopes of more wins

By Rich McKay Undated, Mar 26 : Republican Pennsylvania Congressman Ryan Costello announced Sunday that he will not seek re-election in November, boosting Democratic Party hopes of taking another seat, officials said. Costello’s announcement comes on the heels of a Democrat upset in a special congressional election March 13, in an area handily won by […]

In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote

By David Morgan CANONSBURG, Pa., March 14 : The Democrat candidate claimed a congressional election in a Republican heartland in Pennsylvania, as a vote seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s performance as president remained officially too close to call early on Wednesday. In an ominous sign for Republicans eight months before national midterm elections, […]

Republicans struggle to salvage congressional seat in Pennsylvania

By David Morgan CANONSBURG, Pa., Mar 13 : Republicans are scrambling to avoid a political disaster in a conservative district of Pennsylvania, where a pro-gun, pro-union Democrat who opposes abortion could be about to win a congressional election in one of President Donald Trump’s white, working-class strongholds. Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old Marine veteran and […]